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Will GE Aviation and lose a large arrow from its quiver?

Reports this weekend indicate that GE may merge its aircraft leasing unit with AerCap, as GE continues its corporate restructuring. That would create an extremely large and powerful aircraft lessor, but GE’s aircraft engine operations might lose the benefit of GECAS...

Buying or leasing? That’s the question

Leasing of aircraft has taken a jump. Yet airlines prefer to buy them outright too. Richard Schuurman looks at the trends. Over the half a century of airliner leasing it has been a booming business. “In 1970 a half of one percent of the world’s fleet was leased. In...

Vistara selecting 787?

News out today from Bloomberg suggests the Indian carrier may have selected the 787 over the A330neo.  This is potentially the third win in a row for Boeing. What may be going on behind the scenes that allowed Boeing to succeed? Here's a suggestion: The American and...

Boeing Launches 737MAX10 at Paris Air Show

Boeing, as anticipated, formally launched the 737MAX10 this morning, announcing that the aircraft has garnered 240 orders from 10 customers to be announced during the Paris Air Show this week.  Today's order announcements included GECAS, CDB Leasing, Tibet Leasing,...